This fall, our Here for It hosts Cody and Sarah visit Qaumajuq, the newest addition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
This brand new $65-million centre has already been celebrated for its groundbreaking new mandate and striking design by the likes of Forbes, Travel + Leisure, The Globe and Mail, Wallpaper, AZURE and enRoute magazine.
Click on the video below to see our hosts taking in the stunning building and art, while answering some important questions.
Why is Qaumajuq getting so much attention?
It is the first of its kind and houses the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world, with over 14,000 pieces!
What is the visible vault?
This stunning working vault is three stories high and showcases close to 5,000 stone carvings.
One more time, how do I pronounce Qaumajuq?
The phonetic spelling is [kow-ma-yourk] which means "it is bright, it is lit." You can visit the naming page on the gallery's website for a sound clip voicing the Inuktitut pronunciation.
Do the two buildings connect?
Yes! The buildings have been connected on all levels to create a 185,000-square-foot combined space, and you can move seamlessly throughout.
Do I have to pay to go to the boutique?
The Gallery Shop, Katita Café and the main entrance hall is all FREE to the public! It has a town hall feel so you can shop, eat, and hang out all while taking in breath-taking art.